If you wear contacts I’m sure you can relate to the “What’s Your Rub” videos on the ACUVUEÂ® Facebook page, especially during the winter due to the lack of humidity. Which is my rub? Definitely “The Raccoon” and “The Traffic Jam”. I was laughing when I saw “The Traffic Jam” video because I really do that while sitting in LA traffic sometimes!
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And while wearing ACUVUE OASYS contacts could help prevent those “raccoon” incidents, here are other tips from Optometrist Dr. Susan Resnick and beauty expert Polly Blitzer…
Optometrist Dr. Susan Resnick:
During the winter months the most common complaint among my patients is ocular dryness, which is influenced by the decrease in humidity, forced heat and time spent in front of computer screens.
When treating ocular dryness syndrome, try over the counter rewetting drops, avoid dry conditions as much as possible and allow your eyes to rest when using technology. You may also want to invest in a humidifier and use air filters in your home to filter dust and other particles that can lead to ocular dryness.
If contact lens wear is the problem, I recommend talking to your doctor about switching to a contact lens that provides moisture to the eye like ACUVUEÂ® OASYSÂ® Brand Contact Lenses, which use HYDRACLEARÂ® technology to embed a moisture-rich wetting agent into the contact lens. The result is a more wettable lens that provides all-day comfort.
Beauty Expert Polly Blitzer:
For the Body:
o In the winter, most people experience itchy, dry skin; Iâ€™ve even heard some comparing the tightness of skin to wearing clothes that are a size too small
o While applying lotion after a morning shower is the best way to beat dryness, most people shy away because lotions can be sticky and slow to absorb, making getting dressed a hassle
o The new quick-dry spray lotions make getting dressed after application so easy â€“ just spray one on, rub it in and skin is totally dry
For the Face:
o Ditch the face wash, which will strip away your facial skin moisture; most cleansers use surfactants, which help create that foamy lather but can be extremely drying
o Instead, use a gentle cleansing water/makeup remover to remove makeup and impurities without drying the skin (already a big trend in Asia)
For the Lips:
o Many people don’t realize that cinnamon-flavored toothpaste, mouthwash and gum can majorly irritate and dry out lips and the surrounding area, since cinnamon is a natural irritant
o To help avoid this irritation, swap out your cinnamon-flavored toothpaste, mouthwash and gum for a mild-flavored mint alternative
o You also want to avoid licking your lips; saliva contains the enzyme amylase, which can dry out lips even further